Spotlight on ACCESSibility Series

Spotlight on ACCESSibility Series

The Canada School of Public Service, in collaboration with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, proudly presents a series of events on accessibility that will showcase different topics and themes from this unique perspective. Although the events target specific functional communities, all public servants are invited to attend.

Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces, and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers. The recently adopted Accessible Canada Act provides for the development of accessibility standards and gives the Government of Canada the authority to work with stakeholders and persons with disabilities to create a new accessibility legal framework.

To find out more about the requirements and the accessibility tools and best practices available, make it your priority to attend this enlightening series of events.

Event Information

All public servants at all levels.


Employment

The Government of Canada is one of the largest employers in the country with nearly 300,000 employees from coast to coast to coast.

Yet many persons with disabilities report that they do not have access to federal employment opportunities and that they face numerous barriers to entering and remaining in the public service, along with low promotion rates.

Our guest experts, including those with lived experience, will share examples of how to improve recruitment, retention and promotion of persons with disabilities—and ensure that the Government becomes an employer of choice. Join us to learn more about the Accessibility Strategy for the Public Service of Canada and get tips and tools you can use immediately to help your organization meet its obligations under the new Accessible Canada Act.

Date and time:
April 15, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EDT)
Speakers:
  • Mary Gusella, Co-Chair and founding member, Federal Employment Strategy Group, LiveWorkPlay
  • Joel Dembe, Royal Bank of Canada
Moderator:

To be confirmed

Language:
  • Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages
  • American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise interpretation will be provided
  • Communication access real-time translation (CART) services will be provided
Location:
Available across Canada by webcast
Audience:

All public servants at all levels


Past event

Communications

The Accessibility Strategy for the Public Service of Canada envisions a reality where Government of Canada clients and employees can access and use all information and communications technologies, regardless of their ability or disability.

Today, however, the reality is that persons with disabilities continue to report many challenges in their workplaces related to use of plain language, sign language and access to alternative communication methods and tools.

Come meet experts and those with lived experience who will share examples of how to ensure that the Government of Canada's approach to communications meets or exceeds accessibility requirements. They will also provide advice on ensuring that communication tools and practices meet accessibility obligations under the new Accessible Canada Act.

Date and time:
February 25, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EST)
Speakers:
  • Stacy Bleeks, Unit Head, Dissemination Division, Census, Operations and Informatics Field, Statistics Canada
  • Angèle Charlebois, Business Analyst and Team Leader, IT Accessibility, Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Shawn Thompson, Web Accessibility Technical Advisor, IT Accessibility, Innovation, Information and Technology, Employment and Social Development Canada
Moderator:
Vanessa Vermette, Director General, Communications and Engagement, Canada School of Public Service
Language:
  • Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages
  • ASL and LSQ interpretation will be provided
  • CART speech-to-text transcription services will be provided
Location:
  • Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario. This venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • Available across Canada by webcast
Audience:
All public servants at all levels
Information:

Please let us know at your earliest convenience if you require any additional accommodation.

csps.learningevents-evenementsdapprentissage.efpc@canada.ca

Built Environment

The Accessibility Strategy for the Public Service of Canada envisions a reality where clients and employees of the Government of Canada have barrier-free access to and use of the federally owned and leased built environment. Currently, however, persons with disabilities report many challenges in their workplaces, which do not account for certain visible as well as invisible disabilities.

Join us as experts share examples of how the Government of Canada's workplaces can adhere to accessibility requirements. Get advice on ensuring that future service contracts include high standards for accessibility and meet obligations under the new Accessible Canada Act.

Date and time:

January 16, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EST)

Speakers:

  • Maayan Ziv, Chief Executive Officer, AccessNow
  • Sandrine Thibault, Project Manager, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Graham Spero, Co-Chair, Persons with Disabilities Network, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Christopher Robinson, Director, Office of Accessibility in the Built Environment, Technical Services, Real Property Services Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Moderator:

To be confirmed

Language:
  • Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages
  • ASL and LSQ interpretation will be provided
  • CART speech-to-text transcription services will be provided
Location:
Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario. This venue is wheelchair accessible. Available across Canada by webcast
Information:

Please let us know at your earliest convenience if you require any additional accommodation.

csps.learningevents-evenementsdapprentissage.efpc@canada.ca


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